The next application filing period will be from June 7 - June 24, 2021 for both spring & fall of 2022 cohorts.

The Associate in Science Degree Nursing (ADN) program enrolls students in accordance with current California Community College Chancellor’s Office guidelines. All applicants who desire to be enrolled in the ADN program (including qualified applicants for Advanced Placement) must apply to the program through the same Multicriteria Selection process.

​​Multicriteria Selection Process Criteria Summary​

Applicants to the ADN program apply for the program by submitting applications during the established ADN Application Filing Period (each summer) to the Health Sciences Division Office.  Applicants found eligible are ranked following the Multicriteria Selection Process Guidelines. Sixty (60) applicants will be chosen from the Multicriteria Selection Process for enrollment; thirty (30) students for enrollment in the following spring and thirty (30) students for the fall semester.  

At least five (5) alternates for the enrollment will be chosen from the application process during this time.

There is no deferment option, and students cannot choose which semester they start.

For more information, please view Overview of Multicriteria Selection Points.

Item  Description MaximuM Points
1 Previous academic degrees, diplomas or relevant certificates (if any) 10
2 Alternate in previous application selection period OR applicant with 2 consecutive, previously qualified applications 3
3 Work or volunteer experience in healthcare (if any) 5
4 Proficiency or advanced level coursework in languages other than English (if any) 3
5 GPA in relevant coursework 50
6 Life Experiences or Special Circumstances​ (if any) 4
7 Approved diagnostic assessment tool, ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (version ATI TEAS) 25
  Total Points 100

Points Possible: 10

​​​​Criteria​ Point Distribution​ Required Supporting Documentation
1. Previous Academic degrees, diplomas or relevant certificates (if any) Maximum Points: 10  
BA/BS Degree (or higher) 10 BA/BS Degree Official transcript from regionally accredited U.S. college or university (or equivalent) with degree posted. Same for postgraduate degrees.
AA/AS Degree or Licensed Healthcare Worker (i.e. LVN, Psych Tech, Radiology Tech, Paramedic) 8 AA/AS Degree: Requires official transcript from regionally accredited U.S. college or university (or equivalent) with degree posted.

-OR- 

Licensed Healthcare Worker: Requires a copy of your current license with your license number, date of issue and date of expiration.
Certified Nurse Assistant 6 Certified Nurse Assistant: Requires a copy of your current Nurse Assistant certification with your certificate number, date of issue, and expiration
State Certificated  Healthcare Worker (i.e. Home Health Aide, EMT, Medical Assistant, Physical Therapy Tech) 4 State Certificate Healthcare Worker: Requires a copy of your current State certificate with your certificate number, date of issue and expiration.

Points Possible: 3

​Criteria​​​​ Point Distribution​​ Required Supporting Documentation​​

2. EITHER:

An applicant who is applying for the third time and has at least 2 consecutive, previously qualified applications.

Maximim Points: 3 Applicants must indicate the years of their previously qualified applications on the Multicriteria Selection Process.

OR

Alternate in previous Multicriteria Selection Application Filing Period who was not enrolled into the ADN program and who completed all alternate requirements including, but not limited to, participation and completion of both online and face-to-face orientation.

   

Points Possible: 5

Criteria​ Point Distribution Required Supporting Documentation
3. Work or volunteer experience in healthcare (if any) Maximum Points: 5  
More than 200 hours working in healthcare. (Direct human care/contact within the last 3 years) 5 Work: Letter from current/former employer verifying employment. The letter must be on organization letterhead with an original signature and include the applicant's name (must match name on ADN program application), start date and end date (if applicable), employment status (full-time/part-time), number of hours worked per week (or total hours worked from/to date), job title, department if applicable, and examples of duties that include patient interaction.
​More than 200 hours working in healthcare. (Non-direct human care/contact within the last 3 years) [i.e. Clerical positions such as medical scribe, patient registration, and reception.] 3 Work: Letter from current/former employer verifying employment. The letter must be on organization letterhead with an original signature and include the applicant's name (must match name on ADN program application), start date and end date (if applicable), employment status (full-time/part-time), number of hours worked per week (or total hours worked from/to date), job title, department if applicable, and examples of duties.

​More than 200 hours volunteering in healthcare (Direct human care/contact within the last 3 years). 3 Volunteer: Letter from current/former organization verifying volunteer service. The letter must be on organization letterhead with an original signature and must include the applicant's name (must match name on ADN program application), start date and end date (if applicable), total number of hours volunteered, and examples of duties that include patient interaction.

Points Possible: 3

​Criteria​ Point Distribution Required Supporting Documentation
4. Proficiency or advanced level coursework in languages other than English (if any).  Maximum Points: 3 Applicant must be fluent in all aspects of language (reading, writing, and speaking) to qualify.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Languages of Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia

  Official transcript from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university verifying completion of  two (2) semesters of study in the same foreign language or a level 2 or higher foreign language; or ​Official Advanced Placement (AP score: 5) test scores; or Official College Level Examination Program (CLEP scaled score: 50 or higher) test scores; or Proficiency Certification​ from a college/university professor on college/university letterhead; or Proficiency Certification from an accredited foreign language proficiency test center such as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). 

Points Possible: 50

Criteria Point Distribution Required Supporting Documentation
​5. GPA in relevant coursework. Maximum Points: 50 (for sections 5A, B & C) Official transcripts (in original sealed/unopened envelope) for all lower and upper division courses completed at any and all regionally accredited U.S. institutions (or equivalent), regardless of applicability to nursing requirements will be required. Official transcripts are not required for courses completed at Shasta College.

Failure to submit all transcripts from all other schools will result in disqualification of application. All prerequisite and graduation requirements must be complete and final grades posted on official transcripts; in-progress work for prerequisites or graduation requirements will result in disqualification of application.

Prerequisite courses completed at other regionally accredited U.S. colleges or universities (or equivalent) must be equivalent to Shasta College courses. For determination of course equivalency, official transcripts will be required. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Please include course descriptions for prerequisite and graduation requirement courses if courses were taken at another college to accompany the academic transcript for the purpose of determining course equivalency. Course descriptions must come from the specific catalog year in which the course was taken and may be obtained from the college catalog where courses were taken.

If multiple math courses, whatever math is used to satisfy the Associate Degree in Science requirements will be the letter grade used for the Math requirement.
5.A  Minimum 2.5 GPA in Science Prerequisites (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology)
4.0 40
3.5 - 3.99 35
3.0 - 3.49 30
2.5 - 2.99 25
5.B Minimum 2.5 GPA in the following: Written Composition (ENG1A)(B) or (C) and Math (Math must be graduate level math or higher)
4.0 10
3.5 - 3.99 8
3.0 - 3.49 6
2.5 - 2.99 4
5.C Repeats (C, D, W, F, I) in Science Prerequisite (Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology). Recency requirement for another college: If you have repeated a course for recency at another college, please attach proof of application to that college in order to avoid penalty for repeat courses.

Applicants who have passed the AP exam for English or Math will be scored as follows:

Score of 5 or 4 = A, Score of 3 = B

AP exams with scores of 2 or lower are considered unsatisfactory and cannot be used to meet prerequisite or graduation requirements. Those scores do not qualify for a letter grade or for points.
1 Repeat 0
2 Repeats -4
3 Repeats -8
4 or more Repeats  -10

 

Points Possible: 4

Criteria Point Distribution Required Supporting Documentation
6. Life experiences or special circumstance (if any) Maximum Points: 4 Documentation is required only for life experience(s) that apply. Applicant may have one or more in this category but the maximum points awarded for the category is 4.
6.A - Disabilities (Same meaning used in Section 2626 of the Unemployment Insurance Code)   Documented disability from college Learning Disability Program or Partners in Access to College Education (PACE).
6.B - Low Family Income   Proof of Eligibility or receipt of financial aid, for the current or upcoming academic year, under a program that may include, but not limited to, a fee waiver from California's Promise Grant, the Cal Grant Program, the federal Pell Grant program or CalWORKS.

Excludes the Shasta Promise Year One/Two Grant.
6.C - First Generation to attend college   Attach a letter which supports and explains your situation or circumstances.
6.D - Need to Work (Need to work means student is working at least part-time while completing academic work that is prerequisite for the Nursing Program)   Paycheck stub during period of time enrolled in prerequisite courses or letter from employer (must be on organization letterhead) verifying employment was at least part-time while completing prerequisite courses.
6.E - Disadvantaged social or educational environment   Documented proof of participation in: Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS); Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE); TRiO; or SCI-FI Foster Youth programs.
6.G - Refugee status   Documentation or letter from United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)​.

6.H - Veteran Status/Veteran's Spouse   Copy of DD-214. Service in the active military, naval, or air service, and discharge under conditions other than dishonorable. Active service includes full-time duty in the National Guard. An eligible spouse would include the widow/er of a veteran that otherwise meets this criteria. 

Points Possible: 25

Criteria Point Distribution Required Supporting Documentation
7. Approved diagnostic assessment tool, ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (passing TEAS score within the last 3 years) ​ Maximum Points: 25 Exams must be the ATI TEAS version; TEAS 5.0 or older exams will not be accepted.

Minimum adjusted individual score 62% needed on test for admission.

Applicants with a composite score of 62% or greater, but with scores in any of the four subcategories below 62%, are initially ineligible to apply and must complete a TEAS Remediation Plan. Applicants with a score below 62%, or a failing score in any of the test categories, must remediate within one year or prior to application (whichever is first) and retake the TEAS exam with a passing score to qualify to reapply to the ADN program.

TEAS testing may be repeated a maximum of two times. The highest score will used for the application score. Exams must be taken with a minimum of 90 days between testing; exams taken less than 90 days after the previous exam are counted as an attempt, but the score is not used for application purposes & will not be reviewed.
7. Composite Score (overall)  
90% - 100% 25
80% - 89.99% 15
70% - 79.99% 10
62% - 69.9% 5
Less than 62% Not Admitted

​​​Notes: The TEAS exam must be taken prior to applying to the ADN program. The exam will be offered at Shasta College's Assessment Center weekly. Students taking the TEAS exam at Shasta College for application to the ADN program must fill out the TEAS Pre-Screening Intent-to-Apply form prior to scheduling an appointment. The TEAS Pre-Screening Intent-to-Apply form is available online through the Health Sciences Division website. To schedule an appointment to take the TEAS exam, applicants should call the Assessment Center at (530) 242-7751.

Shasta College receives all TEAS scores for assessments taken at the Shasta College Assessment Center. Students who have completed their TEAS assessment at another assessment center must contact www.atitesting.com to request an offic​ial transcript of their ATI TEAS exam scores be sent to Shasta College Nursing Department prior to the application period.

Additionally, applicants will be required to submit an official TEAS score with their application packet. Scores can be printed immediately after testing or from the applicant's ATI account.

Invitation to Enroll

As Multicriteria Selection Process application filing packets are submitted, each applicant will receive a receipt. The sixty (60) top-ranking applicants will receive verification via email that their score has qualified them for invitation into the program for the following spring or fall enrollment period by the Health Sciences Division Office.